Trunk User GuideTrunk User Guide Trunk SitesHow do I add a video to a Site Information Panel?

How do I add a video to a Site Information Panel?

Instructors can use the CKEditor "Kaltura" icon to add a Video to many Trunk text boxes (for instance, Site Information, Announcements, Syllabus, Assignments, Forums, Test & Quizzes...).  

"Kaltura" is a company that provides a video streaming and storage service.  Tufts University contracts Kaltura for providing this service for Trunk sites.

NOTE: To add a Kaltura video to a site's "Site Information Panel", the Media Gallery tool must first be added to the Trunk site. Directions for adding a tool to a Trunk site can be located at: "How do I add or remove tools on my Course/Project site?"

To add a video to the Site Information Panel, go to your Trunk site and click on the Edit icon (pencil) on the top right of the Site Information panel.

To add a video to the Site Information Panel, go to your Trunk site and click on the Edit icon (pencil) on the top right of the Site Information panel.

This displays the Customize Site Info Display panel.

Click your cursor where you want the video to appear.

Click your cursor where you want the video to appear.

Click the "Kaltura" icon.

Click the "Kaltura" icon.

This displays the Kaltura Media Gallery Site Library.

Note:  if no media has been aded to the site's Site Library, no media thumbnails will be displayed (but you can still upload a new file).

Click Upload

Click Upload

This displays the Kaltura Upload dialogue box.

Select the video tab, then click on Browse.

Select the video tab, then click on Browse.

This displays your computer's file locator.

Select the video file on your computer, then click Open (or Select)

Select the video file on your computer, then click Open (or Select)

This returns the display to the upload dialog box with the video file selected.

Click Upload.

Click Upload.

This uploads the media to the user's My Media space or the Media Gallery.

Once uploaded (which may take some time depending on the size of the file), click Next

Once uploaded (which may take some time depending on the size of the file), click Next

This displays the media metadata dialog box.

Edit Name, Tags or Description, then click Next

Edit Name, Tags or Description, then click Next

This processes the media into the correct format for use with the Kaltura Media Gallery Player.

Note: This may take a long time depending on the length of the media. Do not proceed until this proces is completely finished.

When the media is completely processed, click Finish (or Add More Media).

When the media is completely processed, click Finish (or Add More Media).

This will return the display to original uploader dialog box with a thumbnail of the video.

Click on the video thumbnail

Click on the video thumbnail

This will embed the video in the Site Information panel.

Click Update Options

Click Update Options

The media will appear in the editing text box as a thumbnail.

The media will appear in the editing text box as a thumbnail.

When posted, the media will be displayed in the Kaltura Media Gallery media player.

When posted, the media will be displayed in the Kaltura Media Gallery media player.